Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Goes To Jail

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The mayor of Detroit keeps getting into comical scrapes, which is great because any time the Detroit Free Press needs to fill its news hole they just look out the window and see what kind of buffoonery Kwame Kilpatrick is engaged in at that hour of the day.

In our latest installment, the judge presiding over the mayor’s EIGHT FELONY CASES tells him to go to jail after he visits Canada.

Detroit, we understand, is right near the Canadian city of Windsor, and there is some sort of a tunnel running between the cities called “the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.” On July 23, Kilpatrick met with the mayor of Windsor to talk about selling Detroit’s half of the tunnel.

FAIL, KILPATRICK! The judge was so mad he sent him immediately into the slammer, where Kilpatrick immediately began exchanging salacious texts with millions of Canadian citizens, telling them he was eager to re-enter their Windsor Tunnels.

Judge orders Kilpatrick to jail [Detroit Free Press]

Source: Reported by Vonkette http://wonkette.com/

Here is more coverage about the Detroit Mayor from Detroit Daily Dirt

Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff, Christine Beatty, agreed Thursday to waive their preliminary hearings and proceed to trial on multiple felonies, but a judge still must determine whether the mayor has violated the terms of his bond.They expect to be arraigned in Wayne Circuit Court on Aug. 14.

One major issue, though, remains for Giles to decide Thursday: Whether Kilpatrick violated the terms of his bond with a recent trip across the Detroit River to Windsor.

Saying that Kilpatrick "isn't taking responsibility" for violating his bond, Assistant Prosecutor Robert Moran asked 36th District Judge Robert Giles to cut off all travel for the mayor -- business and personal. Kilpatrick was supposed to notify the court 48 hours in advance of out of state travel, but slipped for 45 minutes to Canada on July 23.

"He didn't notify anyone ... he left country, he left the state ...but we found out about it from the media," Moran said. "That is a flagrant violation of bond."

"This is just not serious to him," Moran said. "We want the travel cut off ...this court should be outraged."

This is the source reference.

Giles was considering the request about 10:30 a.m. Earlier, he was annoyed that he wasn't notified of the trip until he learned about it from a reporter.

"Who was dying? Who was sick?" Giles said.

"The city of Detroit," responded James C. Thomas, an attorney for Kilpatrick.
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The trip also happened the day before Kilpatrick allegedly had a physical confrontation with a Wayne County sheriff's detective that resulted in Giles increasing the mayor's personal recognizance bond to 10 percent of $75,000, tightening his travel restrictions and ordering random drug tests.

Reported by Detroit Daily Dirt http://detroitdailydirt.blogspot.com/

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